28 April, 2014

After having worked with CiviCRM for going on a year, I was excited to see the community around the project and learn more about others who are using CiviCRM. Initially, I questioned the risk vs. reward of traveling 3000 miles across the country and leaving my new business for so many days. As the time drew closer and I started digging deeper into the session descriptions I began to get excited.

Flying to Civicon San Francisco 2014



For the past 10 years, I have been working with businesses in the For Profit sector to develop and implement CRM’s and Business Management software. A year ago I started my own business offering web development and cloud based software integration for non-profit organizations. I saw a large need for data management in the nonprofit sector and one of our first large clients brought up a...

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04 April, 2014
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The Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group will be hosting another Meetup on Thursday, April 10, 2014. We will meet at Improving Enterprises at 6:30 PM, but we suggest to arrive slightly earlier (6:00 p.m.) if you want to socialize.

Allen Shaw will lead the discussion on CiviCRM’s built-in mapping tool. While this mechanism is great for mapping event locations and calendars, it has other useful functions as well. We’ll survey modules and third-party APIs that allow you to add more dynamic information to your maps such as door-to-door survey information and congressional district overlays. Allen will also discuss how we can use CiviCRM’s calendaring tools to make event and activity data available in your Google or Outlook Calendar.

Skvare’s Mark Hanna led the last Meetup on...

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10 March, 2014

Going to the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in DC this week?  Join us at several CiviCRM community events!

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12 February, 2014
By capo
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Yesterday was a great day for CiviCRM in Madrid. During the CiviDay, in Madrid, we announced the creation of a new CiviCRM working group that would start working the 11th February. We limited the number of participants to 25... and we had to close the inscription form fast because a lot of people was interested! Finally, we had our first meeting, and everybody was there. :-)

CiviCRM WorkGroup


It's a very diverse working group. Some people are already working with CiviCRM, some of them were developers or integrators who wanted to know a bit more about the platform and other people just wanted to have a first view of the application because they need a CRM for their organizations.

In general, most of the people wanted to know a bit more about CiviCRM to see if it...

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31 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

This was a "premiere" for us organizing a Meetup in Paris, on a special occasion for CiviDay !

We had 8 participants, mainly users, and recruited a new organization (using CiviCRM) in the community. There was a strong demand for trainings in French on the solution.

We had great discussions, and all wished to make our French community grow and be more active. Other Meetups will definitely come !

Valerio Davo - Cividesk Paris.


30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

CiviDay 2014 in Denver was for sure a resounding success!

With more than 55 registrants and a packed full-day program, everyone whether newcomer or experienced user learned a great deal about CiviCRM, networked with their peers, and got all their questions answered!

The day was quicked of by a short presentation on CiviCRM, CiviDay and the power of an Open Source community. We then (literally) split the conference room in half, and had around 30 newcomers learn about what CiviCRM is and what it can do for your organization, while the 15 or so experienced users attended a presentation on CiviCRM extensions and even had a walkthrough on how to create a small extension to reorganize an online form. Then, after a short coffee and pastries break, it was time to head back in the rooms. This time the larger room had a couple of existing users testify about their experience with CiviCRM, while the geeks learned about creating successful email marketing campaigns with CiviCRM...

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30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

Yesterday the New York City CiviCRM group was out in full-force to celebrate CiviDay, an international celebration of the worlds best constituent relationship management solution for Non-Profit, Advocacy and Political organizations. My company, Web Access, along with Rayogram co-hosted the event which was attended by 22 people which included implementers, end users and organizations who were evaluating CiviCRM.

We split the day into two sessions, first a co-working day/help desk led by myself and Kurund Jalmi from the CiviCRM core team, followed by CiviDay Meetup in the evening. Since we had a big group we decided to split into 2 groups, one for more experienced/advanced users and another one for beginners. Advanced group worked together on bug fixes and customizations, while those...

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28 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

CiviDay is today, January 29th!

Welcome to the 2nd annual worldwide event for sharing this powerful community-driven platform. CiviCRM is relied on by thousands of organizations working to make a positive difference in the world.

Be a part of it.

If there is a meetup in your local area, join in the fun. Never been to a meetup before? Even better - these events will be especially welcoming of first-timers.

Find a meetup in your local area

Join online events

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22 January, 2014
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CiviDay 2014 is only a week away and the NYC CiviCRM community is going all out! Web Access and Rayogram will be hosting a co-working day and meetup where organizations, implementors, developers and prospective users will come together to explore the many uses of CiviCRM, solve problems and share their experiences. We will be having special breakout sessions during the meetup to venture more into possibilities and learn more on CiviCRM.

The activities will start at 2pm at Rayogram’s office in TriBeCa with the co-working/help desk session going until 5pm, at which point we will start our CiviDay meetup with talks from Kurund Jalmi from the CiviCRM core team, Tony Mazzarella from Web Access, Jon Goldberg from Palante Tech and Dana Skallman from Tadpole Collective.

Web Access will be providing refreshments, so we kindly ask you to...

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21 January, 2014
Filed under CiviCRM, Community, Meetups

CiviDay 2014 meetups are happening in all the locations below on January 29th! Click the Details and Registration link for exact locations and start times.


Location (City, State, Country)

Details and Registration
Online Webinars

WordPress with CiviCRM: An Introductory Webinar
Intro to Drupal and CiviCRM
Intro to Joomla and CiviCRM

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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